The Phoenix Mercury came into Wednesday night’s Game 2 of the WNBA Finals knowing that they really needed a win to keep from being in a must-win spot for game three of the five-game series. They had to weather the storm against the Chicago Sky, but when it was all settled, they had taken a 91-86 win in overtime to make the series one apiece. Britney Griner led the way for the Mercury, cheered on by the Phoenix Suns in the crowd, as she scored 29 points in the contest.
She even had a dunk at one stage, just the second she had pulled off in her playoff career. Diana Taurasi, the 39-year-old legend, was their clutch star, however. She had 20 points total in the game, and eight of those came in the extra period to buoy her team to get them even. She had scored just six in the first three quarters, but you can’t hold him back in OT, and as a result, the Mercury is level heading into Game 3 in Chicago on Friday night. Courtney Vandersloot led the way for Chicago, scoring 20 points and dishing out 14 assists for an impressive double-double in the defeat.